As you know, this is the model we propose because, in our area, a strategy helping the homeless (and local residents and business who suffer the impacts) needs to be developed that is capable of safely sheltering up to 2 to 3 thousand homeless folks a night safely distant from residential neighborhoods and business—with available transformational services—and San Antonio’s Haven for Hope program, especially the courtyard strategy they use for safe rapid shelter for large numbers, seems to offer an answer; which you can read about from their brochure at http://www.havenforhope.org/downloads/docs/H4H%20Brochure%2010-31-2016.pdf and you can read more about Haven for Hope applicability in our area from our news release of October 26, 2018 on our News Page at http://arpps.org/news.html
So we consider a recent talk by Mayor Steinberg to be the best idea we have seen in some time for Sacramento and the title of the January 21, State of the Downtown talk by Mayor Steinberg was: Mayor Steinberg suggests ‘Haven for Hope’ model shelter campus for Sacramento
“And finally, we have learned that building 100 beds a a time is not only less efficient than it could be, though necessary, but you have to have the same’ not in my backyard fight five or six times over. We all know the uncomfortable truth about this homeless problem: Everybody wants it solved, but nobody wants it solved near them.
“We are not afraid and we have not been afraid to break through, and a lot people have talked about the Haven for Hope in San Antonio. Twenty three acres, and 1,000 people are getting the help they need to end homelessness. I believe with the help of our health care
systems, our hospitals, that we do need to evolve to a Haven for Hope kind of
approach in Sacramento. The question is, where do we site 23 acres. I’m open to ideas.”
You can read the transcript at https://engagesac.org/blog-civic-engagement/2020/1/21/lojt9yi5y1bz7lnykun365plhucgli